Zoe Boston

Greenhorn
+ Follow
since Aug 14, 2006
Cows and Likes
Cows
Total received
0
In last 30 days
0
Total given
0
Likes
Total received
0
Received in last 30 days
0
Total given
0
Given in last 30 days
0
Forums and Threads
Scavenger Hunt
expand Ranch Hand Scavenger Hunt
expand Greenhorn Scavenger Hunt

Recent posts by Zoe Boston

I am completely addicted to the tv show Heroes. Every week something crazy happens and it leaves you hanging wanting to know what is going to happen next. The down side is that to really get the series you need to watch it from beginning to end (like 24 and Lost).

Anyone else like the show?
14 years ago
I tried Second Life to see what it was all about and I just could not get into it. I am just standing there watching everyone line dance.
14 years ago
Since the iPhone is on GSM and some people have to travel internationally I would hope it works with other GSM carriers like T-Mobile. I just think it is too bad that they spent hundreds of millions to create the cingular brand and it is now going into the wastebasket.
14 years ago
Pringles for me is a roller coaster, one year i seem to eat them constantly (bbq), then the next year I do not touch them. Last year I had no Pringles, so I guess I better buy some today!
14 years ago
I really like the spirit of what Agile tries to do. I liked it so much I tried to push this idea where I worked and it was easy for everyone to smile and say yet, but to implement was difficult. The biggest problem was Agile requires significant customer (sponsor) involvement as they are supposed to control what is built and approve the releases. Well, getting these people, that already worked 12 hours a day, to spend the significantly more time needed to do agile development proved very difficult. Going through the steps of Agile type development is not enough for it to work. The customer has to be heavily involved and that is where you hit problems.

So, I devised a more realistic approach of development which takes in the spirit of Agile and incorporate the best of other proven methods like Iterative, Prototyping, Staged, Timeboxing, XP, and so on.

Personally, I do not believe one size fits all. You need to first understand all the different methodologies and lifecycles then customize it for your environment.
For a larger company Agile alone is just one small piece of the development lifecycle. If you want to sell Agile to a company you call it Iterative development with short releasable iterations.
The value of a job is not measured only by the dollor bill, there are many other factors. A teacher gets paid less then a lawyer because a lawyer works (on average) a hell of a lot more hours and being a teacher is (on average) significantly more rewarding. Also, a teacher has this rare thing called job security. So, when you weigh all the variables then the teacher and lawyer are paid just right.
15 years ago